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【XS-2367】ようこそMaxCafeへ!あいだゆあ

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-21 13:01:05
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【XS-2367】ようこそMaxCafeへ!あいだゆあ �


'Ah!thatprickspride.Well,fetchmeyourportfolio,ifyoucanvouchforitscontentsbeingoriginal;butdon'tpassyourwordunlessyouarecertain:Icanrecognisepatchwork.'

'No,indeed!'Iinterjected.

ShemarriedCliffordChatterleyin1917,whenhewashomeforamonthonleave.Theyhadamonth'shoneymoon.ThenhewentbacktoFlanders:tobeshippedovertoEnglandagainsixmonthslater,moreorlessinbits.Constance,hiswife,wasthentwenty-threeyearsold,andhewastwenty-nine.

Thesepictureswereinwater-colours.Thefirstrepresentedcloudslowandlivid,rollingoveraswollensea:allthedistancewasineclipse;so,too,wastheforeground;orrather,thenearestbillows,fortherewasnoland.Onegleamoflightliftedintoreliefahalf-submergedmast,onwhichsatacormorant,darkandlarge,withwingsfleckedwithfoam;itsbeakheldagoldbraceletsetwithgems,thatIhadtouchedwithasbrillianttintsasmypalettecouldyield,andasglitteringdistinctnessasmypencilcouldimpart.Sinkingbelowthebirdandmast,adrownedcorpseglancedthroughthegreenwater;afairarmwastheonlylimbclearlyvisible,whencethebracelethadbeenwashedortorn.

'Hasitotherfurnitureofthesamekindwithin?'

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'Approachthetable,'saidhe;andIwheeledittohiscouch.AdeleandMrs.Fairfaxdrewneartoseethepictures.

Neverthelesshetoowasarebel:rebellingevenagainsthisclass.Orperhapsrebelistoostrongaword;fartoostrong.Hewasonlycaughtinthegeneral,popularrecoiloftheyoungagainstconventionandagainstanysortofrealauthority.Fatherswereridiculous:hisownobstinateonesupremelyso.Andgovernmentswereridiculous:ourownwait-and-seesortespeciallyso.Andarmieswereridiculous,andoldbuffersofgeneralsaltogether,thered-facedKitchenersupremely.Eventhewarwasridiculous,thoughitdidkillratheralotofpeople.

'Ofcourse:thatistheestablishedanswer.Gointothelibrary-Imean,ifyouplease.-(Excusemytoneofcommand;Iamusedtosay,"Dothis,"anditisdone:Icannotaltermycustomaryhabitsforonenewinmate.)-Go,then,intothelibrary;takeacandlewithyou;leavethedooropen;sitdowntothepiano,andplayatune.'


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